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December 29, 2009
Coming in January from Toy2R; preorder now!
We are pulling together 100+ artists with participation from other shops like Rotofugi, Dragatomi, Genuine Artikle, Minty Fresh, Tenacious Toys, Scooter and Jinx with more on the way! Retailers interested in getting involved should contact email@example.com
For information on registration and deadlines, go here.
December 28, 2009
Click here to see all of our Kidrobot open-box mini figures.
Paste the code into the coupon code field in your shopping cart before checking out.
KIDROBOT OPEN-BOX MINI FIGURE SALE DEC 26TH - 31ST
You may or may not know that Kidrobot has changed their rules for internet retailers with KR wholesale accounts:
Starting Jan 1st, online stores with Kidrobot wholesale accounts may NOT sell Kidrobot blind-box figures as open-box. As you well know, we have been doing a lot of that!
We are always fully conscious of the various rules put forth by our toy manufacturers and we have always fully complied with each and every rule.
In this case, we find ourselves in the odd position of having quite a bit of stock of a type of product which we will not be able to have on our website on January 1st.
In light of this, we have set up the KROB35OFF coupon code which will take 35% off of the cost of EACH AND EVERY Kidrobot open-box figure that we have in stock, starting December 26th.
We set up a hidden category on Tenacious Toys that contains ONLY the Kidrobot open-box figures we have in stock, in case you want to see all of them in one place.
Our stock includes open-box figures from the following KR series:
- UK Dunnys
- 2009 Dunnys
- Dunny Series 5
- Nathan Jurevicius' Swamp Folk
- Patricio Oliver's Cucos
- Junko Mizuno's Pure Trance
- Mongers Series 1
- Mongers Filter Kings
- Kozik Chumps
- Adult Swim
- MIST Debilz
- Mad Barbarians Shake-a-Tongue
Late on Dec 31st we will take down any remaining KR open box figures off of our website. Hopefully there won't be many left.
Thanks so much everyone! Happy hunting!
December 27, 2009
Many thanks to Toygodd for the shout-out at the end of the article, and for the help and advice he's given me over the past couple years.
December 22, 2009
Our goal is to draw at least one hundred artists internationally with at least thirty shops participating.
With this many shops and artists involved, they can guarantee tons of exposure for your work, not to mention a shot at making some honest money
December 18, 2009
December 16, 2009
December 14, 2009
The Poster Cause Project has released it's first super-limited-edition poster, the Super Bronco Battle Poster!
December 2, 2009
Thankfully, ThreeA developed a smaller 6.5 inch, $45 version dubbed the MK2, and Ashley Wood came up with at least 6 different variants which we will be receiving in January of 2010.
Each Bertie Mk2 will come boxed with a matching 2" Square figure, a tiny version of yet another extremely popular full-size Ashley Wood figure. (Paint is not yet finalized on the 2" Squares so I have not included the two images of the mini Squares that ThreeA sent over to me.)
Initially we ordered one case and the preorders sold out within 1 day, once word got out.
So I just tripled our order and today all Bertie MK2 figures are available again!
Preorders for these six awesome WWRP robot figures are available on Tenacious Toys right now!
Arriving around the same time will be the 12" Tomorrow King Heavy figures and the NOM Commanders 2-pc set.
December 1, 2009
false friends – life of lies
coarse double art figure release
coarse unveils their long anticipated 'false friends' series, a set of two original vinyl statues. The release incorporates key coarse characters 'paw!', a monkey cross rabbit, and 'noop', a human like being, as they portray another episode in the ongoing coarse story. This time the dissimilar pair aspire to become companions - even at the price of their own identities. Demonstrating the underlying complexity of the brand, this series delivers yet another dimension to the world of coarse.
The German artist duo behind coarse, once again showcase their distinctive aesthetic. Their forms are dominated by smooth curves, hard lines and sharp edges, combined to point of a unity. In past years, coarse has become renowned for its definitive style, its meticulous attention to detail and the vivid dreamscapes painted by its story line. Recent coarse releases have almost always sold out instantaneously, and the scope of the latest offering proves why the brand has such an increasing worldwide presence amongst art toy and fine arts collectors.
In this chapter of the coarse narrative, the young noop begins to mimic the appearance of his natural enemy, paw!, a tactic to secure his own survival. However, after being acknowledged as a paw!, the noop becomes trapped behind this mask forever. A dangerous and fragile friendship takes its course.
This rare edition includes 'the colossal paw! and a freshly hatched noop, robed in his heavenly soft paw! suit.' The 13'' vinyl pair comes in glowing spring colors, put to sleep between two cotton pillows, every one embroidered with the individual running number. Safely packed in a hand crafted wooden box with a monkey rabbit nose handle and enclosed with a rubberband.
Limited to 200 pieces.
HK$ 4388 (around US$520)
Price includes global shipping
Available January 7, 2010.
Available only at coarsehkg and selected stores (tba). Possibly Tenacious Toys? Let us know if you want us to get some of these.
Limited Christmas presale at coarsehkg online store, December 10, 2009
[presale will be open for 24 hours – shipping January 4].
Bring home your new friends and never be alone again.
about the artists
Works for the coarse world began in 2003, when German artists Mark Landwehr and Sven Waschk started a distinct style of sculpting that looked almost as if they had chiseled and exposed the figures from three dimensional stone.
The streamlined sculptures are hand crafted and finished at the coarse workshops in Hamburg and Hong Kong. The artists focus primarily on statues, that range from small to life size, made from resin and/or fiberglass. Their work also includes photography, prints and objects, combining all aspects to create holistic pieces of art. Pieces that convey an alternate reality. A fiction brand.
By using traditional toy production techniques, the original art objects, 'coarse originals', are transformed into vinyl figures under the 'coarsetoys' imprint.
Living in two separate cultures, the artists blend eastern and western aesthetics, a possible explanation for the brand's popularity worldwide. coarse figures are currently available in art toy stores and galleries across 18 countries worldwide.
After several successful solo exhibitions in recent years, coarse goes on to display new and original works in Paris and Chicago in 2010.
For more information visit www.coarsetoys.com